Live Tour: The New Los Angeles Federal Courthouse

Join us for a close look of LA's new federal courthouse.

When: Thursday, November 12, 2pm EST

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill provides a tour of the new United States Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. The 10-story, 633,000-square-foot facility houses the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 24 courtrooms, 32 judicial chambers, U.S. Marshals Service, and trial preparation space for the U.S. Attorneys’ Office and the Federal Public Defender. Located on a prominent block in downtown Los Angeles, the courthouse’s design has a strong civic presence rooted in classic principles, yet driven by environmental performance. Targeted to achieve a LEED® Platinum certification, the building employs the following sustainable strategies: daylighting, structural optimization, reduction of incident solar radiation, energy saving mechanical systems, lightings, fixtures and plug load controls, and wood products sourced regionally and/or from FSC. The tour will discuss optimizing building system design and energy conservation measures in order to meet performance requirements.

Learning objectives

  • Identify the GSA's sustainable design policies and focus regarding Energy Use Intensity (EUI) goals.
  • List the advantages of an interdisciplinary approach to design-build projects and achieving prescribed goals.
  • Discuss the impact of optimizing building system design and energy conservation measures in order to meet prescribed performance requirements.
  • Explain the importance of building tuning and occupant behavior in order to meet a high level of energy efficiency.

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